Goalscorers Robert Lewandowski (r.) and Thomas Müller (2nd r.) set new records in Der Klassiker against Borussia Dortmund on Sunday - © gettyimages / Micha Will
Goalscorers Robert Lewandowski (r.) and Thomas Müller (2nd r.) set new records in Der Klassiker against Borussia Dortmund on Sunday - © gettyimages / Micha Will
Bundesliga

A record-breaking Klassiker

Munich - Der Klassiker between FC Bayern München and Borussia Dortmund lived up to all expectations on Sunday evening, providing a thrilling spectacle for fans across the globe.

And as has so often been the case when these sides have taken to the field, a number of records were broken over the 90 minutes. bundesliga.com highlights the best of them…

    Bayern frontman Robert Lewandowski now has 12 Bundesliga goals this season. Only two other players in the league’s history have scored as many after just eight games: Gerd Müller (for Bayern in 1968/69) and Christian Müller (for 1. FC Köln in 1964/65).

    Lewandowski has struck nine Bundesliga goals in the last three successive league matches – something nobody has ever achieved before.

    Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang extended his scoring streak to ten consecutive Bundesliga games (stretching back to last season). Klaus Allofs is the only other player to have had such a run, doing so back in 1984.

    For the first time in Bundesliga history, two players are already in double figures in the goalscoring charts after Matchday 8 (Lewandowski and Aubameyang).

    Bayern have won the last 42 Bundesliga games in which Thomas Müller (pictured, r.) has scored – a new league record.

    Pep Guardiola’s charges have scored 20 goals at home already this season, equalling the record set by Borussia Mönchengladbach after eight rounds of matches in 1984/85. Bayern’s total of 28 so far in 2015/16 is the second-highest tally ever at this stage of a campaign – bettered only by the 1976/77 Bayern vintage.

    No Bundesliga leader has ever had a seven-point advantage over the second-placed side at this stage of the season.

    The only other time a team won the first eight league matches in a Bundesliga season was Jupp Heynckes’ treble-winning 2012/13 crop. Back then, as now, their goal difference was +24.